After more than a decade since its last episode aired, “Samurai Jack” is coming back with new episodes starting next month. The upcoming installment is going to be the “final journey” of the series. Although it is somehow bad news for the fans, still, the fifth season is surely going to be a hit. So without any further ado, here are the things you can expect from the new season.
First thing to know is that the season is set 50 years after the events in Season 4. It will have a “darker, more theatrical feel,” as revealed by creator Genndy Tartakovsky. A teaser has already been released and fans saw a dark and mysterious armored car. As of writing, the details available are very limited by the synopsis of the season which has been posted online.
“It’s been 50 years since we saw Samurai Jack and time has not been kind to him. Aku has destroyed every time portal and Jack has stopped aging, a side effect of time travel. It seems he is cursed to just roam the land for all eternity,” reads the synopsis. Based on the plot, it is safe to say that fans should expect main protagonist to look exactly the same as he did in the fourth season.
Creator Tartakovsky on Creating “Samurai Jack” Final Season
The creator recently talked with Empire where he revealed that the upcoming season is indeed the final chapter of Jack’s journey. He also teased that the season is the “most ambitious and emotionally mature” work he has ever done in the series. Should that be the case, then fans will certainly enjoy the fifth season of the show.
Aside from teasing the fans of what the new season would be like, Tartakovsky also shared the reason behind doing a whole new installment in the cartoon series. “One of the reasons I’m doing this is that for the past ten to 15 years, when I speak at schools or do press, the first question is, ‘Samurai Jack – are you going to finish the story?’ And so I decided that before that interest goes away, I should just do it. We’re doing ten episodes and it’s one story,” said the creator.
He added that Season 5 is “more complex and contemporary” that people can only pick up if they would analyze it. It is as well “a lot deeper” than anything Tartakovsky has ever done before. If these statements do not excite you, we do not know what will.
Are you excited for the final season of “Samurai Jack”? What are you expecting in the upcoming chapter? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. The fifth season will air March 11 on Cartoon Network’s Toonami programming block.